The decade's most triggering comedy
President Joe Biden snapped at a reporter during a press conference on Thursday after the reporter asked him about an alleged scandal involving a bribery scheme that Biden is accused of being involved in while he was vice president in the Obama administration.
An FBI confidential human source allegedly told the Bureau that Biden and his son, Hunter, were paid potentially up to $5 million each in bribe money from an executive at the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
“Why did the Ukraine FBI informant file refer to you as the ‘Big Guy,’ President Biden?” New York Post reporter Steven Nelson asked Biden. “Why is that term continuously applied?”
Biden laughed and fired back: “Why do you ask such a dumb question?”
"Why did the Ukraine-FBI informant file refer to you as 'the Big Guy'?"
BIDEN: "Why'd you ask such a dumb question?" pic.twitter.com/vuLRP1N7xV
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Fox News reported that the allegation is contained in an FD-1023 form that the FBI created based on an interview they conducted with the FBI confidential human source in June 2020. The confidential source has been “consistently reviewed by the FBI” and has been “found to be highly credible.”
The confidential source, a businessman, reportedly had multiple meetings and conversations with the Burisma executive about how to obtain U.S. oil rights and establish connections with a U.S. oil company while Biden was still vice president. When asked why the executive needed advice when Hunter Biden was on the board, the executive allegedly said Hunter Biden was “dumb.”
The confidential source told the FBI that the executive said the company had to pay the Biden family because Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin was investigating the company, and it would have a hard time breaking into the U.S. market given the circumstances, the report said.
The executive reportedly indicated that it would be “$5 million for one Biden, $5 million for the other Biden.”
The confidential source told the FBI that the executive said he “paid” the Bidens “through so many different bank accounts” that it would be hard for prosecutors to trace the money for a long time.
In 2016, while Biden was still vice president, he pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko into replacing Shokin by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees.
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko. “Well, son of a b****, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”